Night cap, Linen worked with silk and metal threads, spangles; chain, stem, darning, detached buttonhole, and plaited braid stitches, British

Night cap

Date:
1600–1620
Culture:
British
Medium:
Linen worked with silk and metal threads, spangles; chain, stem, darning, detached buttonhole, and plaited braid stitches
Dimensions:
H. 8 x W. 7 3/4 inches (20.3 x 19.7 cm)
Classification:
Textiles-Embroidered
Credit Line:
Gift of Irwin Untermyer, 1964
Accession Number:
64.101.1241
Not on view
Roses, thistles and eglantines, butterflies, birds and caterpillars decorate this skillfully embroidered gentleman’s nightcap. Despite its name, this type of cap would also have functioned as an informal, indoor article of clothing during the daylight hours.
Percival D. Griffiths ; Irwin Untermyer (by 1960–64; to MMA)